Works performed by Earplay:

Lapis Reprobatus

Born in Korea, Jean Ahn began to study piano and composition at a very early age. Her creative output includes works ranging from solo instruments to full orchestra, as well as choral, dance and electroacoustic music. Her works have been performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Symphony Parnassus, Earplay, Enhake, Untwelve, Diablo Valley Symphony, Ensemble Sur Plus, pianist Lisa Moore (Bang on a Can), Contemporaneous Ensemble, Invoke String Quartet, and others.

Her ongoing research, "Folksong Revisited", has been presented at College Music Society Symposiums, National Association of Singers Convention, and Symposium in New Music, Brazil. This collection shows her vision to introduce Korean songs and techniques to professional performers in the US.

She completed her B.A. and M.M. at Seoul National University, and her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. She is the director of Ensemble ARI and lectures at UC Berkeley. She is also the music director for CHIM studio, where she teaches music for special needs students.

For more information on Jean Ahn and her music, visit her website.